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Add some color to your photography accessories with MeFOTO

thumbnailimage-2With both mother’s day and father’s day quickly coming up, I know people start racking their minds what do I get for a gift for people.  If you have a photog in your life then I highly recommend checking into MeFOTO.

MeFOTO has done something really incredible its making photography accessories and making them designed to reflect the user’s personality.  Imagine getting a tripod in almost any color, ok that’s kind of cool but imagine having the ability to totally customize the colors – that’s awesome.thumbnailimage

Pick your favorite sport team colors (imagine going to photography your kids sporting event with a tripod that matched their colors). Are you studying photography in college – why not get something that matches the school colors? or maybe make it totally custom so you know your tripod is yours. Between the different parts and 12 colors to choose from you have over 792 combinations!thumbnailimage-1

The MeFOTO BYO tripod… BYO meaning: build your own. Allows you to customize the MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod in 12 vibrant colors. Great for point & shoot, mirrorless, micro 4/3 and DSLR cameras with larger lenses. Plus, it converts to a monopod in seconds. Compact, versatile, and light for on the go photographers and filmmakers. http://www.mefoto.com/byo/maker.aspxintro_2

For those that dont always love the selfie you can get the MeFOTO sidekick to hold your smartphone to any tripod but it preticually looks good when you’ve got your color match one with the MeFOTO Tripod. The SideKick will help you with your vidcasts, shooting those unboxing videos, or getting that amazing selfie (using a timer).

top2The MeFOTO SideKick is a smartphone adapter that provides mobile photographers and filmmakers with solid camera support and precision control. Indispensable for creating sharp photos, videos, time lapse and long exposures. The 360° rotating ball joint allows for quick repositioning from vertical for photos to horizontal for video and anywhere in between.  (Oh, and it’s available in super cool colors.) http://www.mefoto.com/products/sidekick360.aspx

While the design your own aspect is so very cool, what really matters is that these are super high quality products.  I was supplied with a demo unit and I’ve shot videos, photos and have traveled around the city with the tripod in its little carrying case!

Ultimate Father’s Day Gift – LG 55” Cinema 3D LED Smart TV

Oh the things I do in the name of being a blogger… like the painful task of having a 55″ inch LG Cinema 3D TV for only 30 days as a review unit, but one lucky reader will get to win one of these AMAZING TVs!

You might comment like 1 in 100 movies and there are no TV shows in 3D but thats one great feature the LG 55LM7600 has is the ability to take 2D shows and make them 3D (some shows work better then others).

This is not just a TV but its a work of art… I can only wish to hang one of these sets from my wall instead of having it on the table top.  Using the wifi connection for updates to the firmware is cool but having access to netflix, youtube, and its skype-ready.

Since this was the hunt for content – I started looking at the blurays I’ve collected and never had use for since I didnt have a 3D tv till now, but really made it a breeze was the time warner on demand channels like HBO 3D on-demand.

The tip for parents is if I owned a TV like this with the glasses, I would have to pick up a container to store the glasses in out of the reach of the kids. These glasses are pretty slick looking – which also means I fear that they’ll break too but oh well… I believe you can also use the same glasses you get at the movie theater (but thats just internet rumors).

For those that need the geek specs

Features

  • Cinema 3D – Comfortable 3D Glasses (6 Pairs Included), 3D Depth Control, 3D Sound Zooming, 2D to 3D Conversion, Dual Play Gaming (requires Optionalhardware), 3D Zone
  • Smart TV – Premium Content Providers, Home Dashboard 2.0, Magic Remote, AppStore, 3D World (3D Content Streaming), Smart Share, WiDi, Skype Ready, Smart Phone Remote Support, Network File Browser & Wi-FiScreen Share
  • Picture Quality – Edge LED Plus, Micro Pixel Control, Full HD 1080p, Triple XD Engine, TruMotion 240Hz &Resolution Upscaler
  • Design – Cinema Screen and Ribbon Stand

Specifications

  • Screen Size (Diagonal): 54.6-inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • BLU Type: Edge LED Plus
  • Frame Rate: TruMotion 240Hz
  • Micro Pixel Control (Local Dimming): Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM (1 tuner)
  • Aspect Control: 5 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Original/4:3/Cinema Zoom 1)
  • Audio: 1-way 2 Speakers, 10W + 10W
  • 3D Features: FPR 3D Type, 3D to 2D & 2D to 3D Convert Source, 3D Depth Control & Viewpoint, 3D Sound Zooming, Dual Play Capable (AG-F3100DP optional glasses required)
  • Smart Energy Saving: Backlight Control + Intelligent Sensor
  • Camera: Ready
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Built-in, WiFi Direct, Media Link, DLNA, WiDi, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Windows 7 Certified
  • A/V Inputs/Outputs: 1 x RF In, 1 x AV In, 1 x Component In + Audio, 1 x Digital Audio Out (Optical), 4 x HDMI/HDCP in, 1 x RGB (D-Sub PC), 3 x USB 2.0, LAN
  • VESA Compatible: 400 mm x 400 mm
  • Swivel (Right/Left): 10/10 degree
  • Power: 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Parts & Labor
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 48.5″ x 31.3″ x 13.0″ with Stand / 48.5″ x 28.8″ x 1.3″ without Stand
  • Weight: 55.1 lbs. with Stand / 47.0 lbs. without Stand

Disclosure: I was provided with this television to trial for 30 days by LG Electronics.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

Please read full contest rules here http://www.thehuntfor3dcontent.com/

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 11th, 2012.

You must comment why Daddy needs a new TV?  please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

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You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

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Example: I want to win an @LGus 55 inch LED 3D Smart TV from @dadarocks –  http://dad.tc/KzIOMq #thehuntfor3dcontent

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Disclaimer: LG is providing the prize for the raffle.